Final Body Join -- Italy No. 3
A Boeing 767-200ER destined to become the third of four KC-767A tankers for the Italian Air Force began final body join in the company's Everett, Wash., assembly facility Monday. Upon completion the airplane will be ferried to the Aeronavali's Modification Center in Naples, Italy, for military modifications. The first KC-767A Tanker for Italy is undergoing a 10 month flight-testing program in Wichita before delivery later this year. The third KC-767A Tanker will deliver in late 2007. The KC-767A is the world's newest and most advanced aerial refueling tanker.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $30.5 billion business. It provides network-centric system solutions to its global military, government, and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense and the Department of Homeland Security; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in sustainment solutions and launch services.